Ahn Cheol-Soo Interview: On Joy and Happiness

This is the interview of Ahn Cheol-Soo, a former president candidate of the Republic of Korea.

I admire his ambition, work ethic and generosity. 

He graduated from the medical school of Seoul National University, and became a doctor. While working as a doctor, he also worked on developing antivirus vaccine, and founded AhnLab, Inc.
You can find more about him in this wiki page.

I have included both the Korean transcript and English translations for the first part of the interview below for listening and reading exercises.

Without further ado, here's the interview clip of Ahn Cheol-Soo on Joy and Happiness.


백지연: 그렇게 "그저 웃지요" 하시는 건 왜 그러세요?
Baek Ji-Yeon: How come/why do you often say "I just smile/laugh"?

안철수: 네, 이상하게 즐거워서요.
Ahn Cheol-Soo: Yeah, for some reason, I'm just joyful. :-)

백지연: 항상이요? 아니면 지금?
Baek Ji-Yeon: Always or just now?

안철수: 네, 보통, 예, 보통 일반적으로. 거의 즐겁습니다.
Ahn Cheol-Soo: Yes, normally, yeah, usually, I'm mostly joyful. :-)

백지연: 비결이 뭐세요?
Baek Ji-Yeon: What's the secret?

안철수: 그 뭐, 긍정적으로 생각하고요. 그 다음에 이제 살다보니깐, 그 내가 이렇게 마음대로 할 수 있는 부분이 참 작구나 그런거 많이 느낍니다.
Ahn Cheol-Soo: Well, I think positively. And as the time passes, I've come to find out that the number/amount/parts of things (in my life) that I can control at will are quite small.

백지연: 네..
Baek Ji-Yeon: Yeah..

안철수: 그러다 보니깐, 오히려 나는 최선을 다하고 나머지 결과는 기다리고 운이 좋거나 또는 뭐 사회가 나한테 허락하면 그 때 좋은 결과 가지는 거구요. 생각하니까 편해지드라고요.
Ahn Cheol-Soo: So as I think like that, I do all my best, and leave the rest/wait for results, if luck finds its way to me, or the society finds me helpful, I receive my reward. As I think like that, I became more relaxed/feel at ease.

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